Grim Batol (cursed)
The Wildhammer clan (or clan Wildhammer) is a dwarf clan currently centered mainly in the Hinterlands and the Twilight Highlands; although many others can be found in Kalimdor and Outland as well. Now part of the Alliance, they hold the Horde as enemies. They are renowned Gryphon Riders, and lead the Wildhammer dwarves as a whole. The clan is led by High Thane Falstad Wildhammer, who represents the Wildhammer people on the Council of Three Hammers within Ironforge.
- 1 History
- 2 Reputation
- 3 Notable leaders
- 4 Notable Wildhammer dwarves
- 5 Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
- 6 Notes
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Patch changes
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- For the history of the Wildhammer people, see the History section on Wildhammer dwarves.
World of Warcraft
This section concerns content related to the original World of Warcraft.
The Wildhammer clan made its home at Aerie Peak in the Hinterlands. They are most famous for riding into battle atop gryphons, while wielding powerful stormhammers. The most immediate threat to their security comes from the east in the form of the Witherbark tribe, Vilebranch trolls, and the Horde aligned Revantusk trolls. The rugged terrain of the Hinterlands is not only home to the Wildhammer dwarves and their gryphons, but also to these hostile forest troll tribes. The trolls view the Wildhammers as squatters on their ancestral lands and spare no opportunity to accost the dwarves by attacking the gryphon aeries.
The Wildhammer clan was not part of the reformed Alliance after the Third War, but were still friendly and helpful to Alliance adventurers that have proven their worth to them. However, the Wildhammer Dwarves of Aerie Peak did strike an alliance with the high elves of Quel'Danil, much to the ire of their common enemy, the Revantusk trolls.
Considering the presence of Aerie Gryphons in Alterac Valley, it seems an expedition from the Wildhammer clan of Aerie Peak participated in the battle there. They held a reputation, which gave no rewards, but it was ultimately removed from the game.
Until patch 2.0.3, Wildhammer Clan was a faction in World of Warcraft. Even though quests and killing mobs would yield reputation, no rewards were available. Its original description, and quests that gave reputation, are below.
Though not a part of the Alliance, the dwarves of Aerie Peak have opened their doors to it and hold the Horde as enemies.
This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.
In Outland's Shadowmoon Valley, Kurdran Wildhammer, chief thane during the Second War and commander of the gryphon riders of the Alliance Expedition to Draenor, founded Wildhammer Stronghold as part of the bulwark against the Burning Legion. Kurdran is thane of the Wildhammer dwarves in Outland. They seek to push back the encroaching of demons on their territory.
While not tagged with any faction, as the original faction of Wildhammers had been removed by this point, they are all noted as part of the clan.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Since they were driven from the keep of Grim Batol, the nature-dwelling Wildhammer dwarves have resided in isolated territories and prized their independence above all else. Yet, when their Bronzebeard cousins and their Alliance allies have found themselves threatened by orcs or undead, the gruff and free-willed Wildhammers have stepped in to help out.
It is only recently that the Wildhammer clan has found itself facing the same problems as the rest of Azeroth at precisely the same time. The rampaging of black dragons and maniacal cultists near the Wildhammers' homes in the Twilight Highlands is simply an echo of the devastation occurring in every other corner of the world. As Azeroth quakes, Magni Bronzebeard, the ruler of the mightiest dwarven city in the world, has been rendered unable to govern his people by an ancient ritual.
Not even the reclusive Wildhammers can ignore these signs. They have pledged themselves to the Alliance, and those who champion their cause can avail themselves of mighty enchanted armors and relics unlike any forged by city dwarves.
In order to prevent political turmoil in Ironforge, Falstad Wildhammer will help govern Ironforge as part of the Council of Three Hammers. With Falstad's inclusion into Alliance affairs, the Hinterland Wildhammer dwarves have pledged themselves to the Alliance.
In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the Wildhammer clan is featured in the Twilight Highlands as well as a new battleground called the Twin Peaks; where they battle against their longtime enemy, the Dragonmaw clan, who have recently rejoined the Horde. The faction was re-added into the game in its modern state.
The questline of the faction involves rallying the surviving Wildhammer dwarves of the Twilight Highlands and resolving the various clan rivalries. The questlines involve bringing these wayward clans of Wildhammers back under the eponymous Wildhammer clan's leadership and to have them unite under the Alliance to fend off the Twilight Hammer Cult and the Dragonmaw clan as the main clan has. Notable clans include:
- Firebeard clan led by Keegan Firebeard.
- Thundermar clan led by Colin Thundermar.
- Mullan clan led by Duglas Mullan.
- Moore clan
- Dunwald clan
- Doyle clan (killed by Twilight drakes)
Members of the Wildhammer clan have also been admitted into the Earthen Ring, with the shaman class becoming available to dwarf players. Among those members is Gavan Grayfeather. The shamans of the Wildhammer become a great asset to the Alliance in their efforts to prevent the further shattering of Azeroth.
This section concerns content related to Legion.
Battle for Azeroth
This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.
During the Blood War, Wildhammer gryphon riders patrolled Darrowmere River, preventing Horde troop movements. Horde champions were sent to infiltrate their roost at Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad Foothills in order to kill their gryphons. Gryphon Master Talonaxe was encountered there by the enemy champions.
This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Despite having their own in-game reputation, only the members of the clan in the Twilight Highlands are part of that faction. The Wildhammers in the rest of Azeroth and Outland are not tagged as such, though the Wildhammers of Aerie Peak were once tagged with the original Wildhammer faction.
The Wildhammer dwarves are known for their near-reckless courage as well as their unsurpassed gryphon-riding skills. After losing their home of Grim Batol to a Dark Iron Curse, they've spread their dwellings around the Twilight Highlands.
|Honored||22 25 76||Cloth Hands (caster)|
|49 90 2||Mail Head (spirit)|
|62 4 22||Leather Legs (agility)|
|45 69 78||Leather Shoulder (spirit)|
|Revered||21 37 37||Ring (caster DPS)|
|38 61 99||Plate Hands (strength)|
|57 6 30||Plate Head (tank)|
|54 65 7||Mail Head (agility)|
|Exalted||88 92 52||Plate Feet (tank)|
|42 58 50||Leather Hands (agility)|
|42 27 16||Leather Waist (spirit)|
|21 37 37||Neck (caster)|
Alliance players start out Neutral with Wildhammer Clan. Daily quests are only offered when the Twilight Highlands quests are done. Those quests gives you a total of ca. 5000 rep, ending at first third of Friendly.
|History||High Kingdom||War of the Three Hammers||Hinterland exile||Three Hammers re-unification|
|Ruler||Modimus Anvilmar||Khardros Wildhammer||Kurdran Wildhammer||Falstad Wildhammer||Kurdran Wildhammer||Falstad Wildhammer|
Notable Wildhammer dwarves
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
In the canceled Warcraft Adventures, some Wildhammer dwarves were seen protecting a gryphon aviary north-east of Tyr's Hand. Among the people inside the aviary were notably bearded female dwarves and an irate captain who wanted a new stormhammer.
Wildhammer dwarves overlooking their home in the Hinterlands.
Aerie Peak, home of the Wildhammer dwarves.
Grim Batol, former home of the Wildhammers.
A Wildhammer catapult.
A Wildhammer totem in Kirthaven.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): This faction has been re-introduced.
- Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): This faction has been removed from the game.
- Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): The Wildhammer Clan in the Hinterlands is now a peaceful faction to the Alliance, meaning Alliance players cannot intentionally declare war on them.
- ^ a b
- ^ Wildhammer Clan - Game Guide
- ^ File:TwilightHighlands.jpg
- ^ Zarhym on Twin Peaks..
- ^ Mounted Resistance
- ^ Day of the Dragon, pg ??, "Then let's be moving on! That mean's ye, too, butterfly! The last referred to Falstad, who bristled at what apparently had to be a harsh insult to one of the Aerie dwarves."
- ^ Fire and Iron